Queen's University of Belfast
Physics with French BSc (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Physics studies how our Universe works. It includes areas such as quantum theory, relativity and particle physics, and lies at the heart of most modern technology - for example the computer and the laser. Most forefront science takes place in international collaborations, and this degree includes a year studying abroad. It is aimed at students who wish to continue French beyond school.

Physics With French Degree Highlights Physics at Queen's was ranked 3rd in the country for research intensity in the United Kingdom's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise as published by the Times Higher Education.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 70 graduates of Physics with French BSc (Hons) and other courses in at Queen's University of Belfast for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
70 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Physics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27959 £29015 £34497
25-75 percentile range £23959 - £31947 £22931 - £36583 £26874 - £45969

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Physics with French, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Physics with French BSc (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

20% Information Technology Professionals
20% Teaching Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Sales occupations
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including A-level Mathematics, Physics and French

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Physics with French, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Physics with French BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £21400 year 1
International £21400 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen's University of Belfast in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #1 
    • #126 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #278 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #2 
    • #353 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #3 
    • #403 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #1 
    • #39 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #401 
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #1 
    • #451 
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #1 
    • #16 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #201 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

See all 40 university rankings of Queen's University of Belfast

About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

Where is this programme taught

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